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Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Opera

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  • Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924): Le villi:
  • 1Le villi: Prélude (Live)02:41
  • 2Le villi, Act I: Evviva i fidanzati! (Live)06:15
  • 3Le villi, Act I: Se come voi piccina (Live)06:52
  • 4Le villi, Act I: Non esser, Anna mia (Live)05:30
  • 5Le villi, Act I: Presto in viaggio! (Live)01:56
  • 6Le villi, Act I: Angiol di Dio (Live)05:52
  • 7Le villi, Act II: Di quei giorni a Magonza (Live)05:41
  • 8Le villi, Act II: La tregenda (Live)03:46
  • 9Le villi, Act II: No, possibil non è (Live)03:17
  • 10Le villi, Act II: Anima santa (Live)02:00
  • 11Le villi, Act II: Ei giunge! (Live)02:25
  • 12Le villi, Act II: Torna ai felici dì (Live)05:19
  • 13Le villi, Act II: Forse ella vive (Live)04:50
  • 14Le villi, Act II: Cammina! Cammina! (Live)01:40
  • 15Le villi, Act II: Tu dell'infanzia mia (Live)04:07
  • 16Le villi, Act II: Qui noi t'aspettiam (Live)03:32
  • Total Runtime01:05:43

Info for Puccini: Le villi (Live)

Le Villi is an opera-ballet in two acts that marked Giacomo Puccini’s debut in the world of opera.

It was first staged at the Teatro dal Verme in Milan in 1884. Librettist Ferdinando Fontana based the story on the ancient legend of the Willis, fantastic creatures representing the souls of young women who were the victims of love. Anna and Roberto are engaged, but he becomes seduced by another woman and his fiancée dies of heartbreak. Roberto, who is subsequently abandoned and left penniless, is haunted by remorse and attacked by the revengeful fairies and Anna’s ghost.

Elements of the more mature Puccini are already recognisable: the characters of Anna and Roberto anticipate the archetypal ‘love victim’ and ‘man without qualities’ of his later operas; while some of the composer’s touches of harmony and aria structure also portend his future success.

This rare work was chosen to open the 2018–2019 season of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the performance received very good reviews:

‘Le Villi is an opera full of excellent music, where Puccini’s future grandeur is already recognisable. This production mingles essentiality, intelligence and youth.’ –

‘Conductor Marco Angius delivers a fierce and passionate performance and under his baton the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino succeeds in conveying all the various shades of the score.’ –

The dancers of Compagnia Nuovo BallettO di ToscanA deliver an engaging performance: Chiara Aversano’s costumes and Susanna Sastro’s choreography turn them into dark and wild creatures, imbued with supernatural energy and the wicked malice of lost souls.

Elia Fabbian, baritone (Guglielmo Wulf)
Maria Teresa Leva, soprano (Anna)
Leonardo Caimi, tenor (Roberto)
Tony Laudadio, narrator
Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Marco Angius, director
Francesco Saponaro, director

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